Houston Texans receive low grades for botching NFL trade deadline

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Houston Texans get a D- for Mark Ingram trade

This happened shortly after the game against the Arizona Cardinals, with Mark Ingram getting asked by David Culley and Nick Caserio if he’d want to go back to New Orleans. Ingram started his career there and the Saints got him for almost nothing at all.

The compensation listed here by Mike Triplet of ESPN shows just that (and is listed above). Arguably the most surprising out of all the moves the Texans made before the trade deadline. Ingram was by far the best running back the Texans had and was leading the team in rushing.

For Caserio to accept this trade that’s three years down the road is just comical. This is another 7th rounder that he’s acquired after the slew of cornerback trades earlier this season in August.

It’s not often 7th round picks make the roster, and for someone who had as much of an impact with a shoddy offensive line, there should have been at least a higher pick was thrown in there on top of this deal.

Ingram gets to back up Alvin Kamara and form a pretty respectable one-two punch. The Saints need him more than ever now with Jameis Winston done for the year. Great timing by New Orleans, and best of luck to Ingram in the bayou.